In December 2011, I accepted a permanent position at the National Science Foundation and resigned from the University of Florida. My "ufl.edu" email address will continue to work for at least six months. I will not be accepting any new students but look forward to remaining in contact with former students.
I am an evolutionary ecologist. My students and I study lots of topics, most related to tropical ecology and plant-animal interactions. I teach an Avian Biology course and direct SPICE (Science Partners in Inquiry-based Collaborative Education), a training program that places graduate students in disadvantaged middle schools. You can find out more about these activities and my lab by exploring the links on the left.